Articles tagged denys wortman, cartoons, comics, art, james sturm, drawn and quarterly, d&q

Supervillains and Philosophy by Ben Dyer, ed.

"Does a supervillain see himself as a supervillain? Does he see his own actions as evil?"

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Forget McCloud (or Maybe Not, Baudrillard)

Scott McCloud's text does not make any concessions to doubters. It gives people permission to start from the presumption that comics are 'real' art, as well as 'real' literature.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Supergirl’s Shorts

Supergirl's summer costume change -- which included concealing shorts under her skirt as she flew about, kicking butt -- reveals a lot about our changing superheroes.

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The City Out My Window: 63 Views on New York by Matteo Pericoli

Pericoli's sketchbook captures the pictures, moments, methodologies, and musings that occur at every second in every spot of the city every single day. It is a macro microcosm.

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Are Comics Like Reading with Training Wheels?

Reading a comic requires multiple forms of literacy and levels of interpretation. Every movement from word to image and back again so as to create a coherent, narrative whole engages the reader’s brain in distinct ways.

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29 Sep 2009 // 2:30 AM

Mouse Guard: Winter 1152

Tough medicine -- and great satire -- goes down easier in a funny-animal pill, when animals serve as icons for human concerns.

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28 Sep 2009 // 10:00 PM

Barbara Vos: 10 Sept - Oct 31 2009- Kansas City, MO

Vos is back at her easel after a few years of hiatus. “When I use oils I am building, when I paint with acrylic I am free,” she says.

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17 Sep 2009 // 10:00 PM

Comic Re-Imagining

Not all comic book adaptations are created equal, especially not when comparing our own imaginings with what actually happens when books are moved from print to screen.

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Disney’s purchase of Marvel Enterprises puts the house of Mickey Mouse in the superhero biz

Make way for the amazing Spider-Mouse. In an entertainment-industry stunner, the Walt Disney Co. announced Monday that it was buying comic-book giant Marvel Enterprises for $4

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12 Aug 2009 // 10:00 PM

Prayer Requested

Despite its aesthetic slickness and original subject matter, Prayer Requested comes of feeling a little uninspired and flat.

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The Best of Simon and Kirby by Jack Kirby

For Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, as with most creators during the boom years of the early '40s, comics were as much about earning a paycheck as they were about creative expression.

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Art Portraiture and Photography in Six Feet Under

An examination of Claire's portraiture in Six Feet Under.

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21 Jul 2009 // 10:00 PM

We Did Porn by Zak Smith

Unfortunately, as readers will find out, there are no excuses in porn, short of a plane crash on your way to another movie.

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Moomin Book Four by Tove Jansson

All in all, if you have a high tolerance for whimsy you could do worse than to spend a few hours in Moominvalley.

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18 Jun 2009 // 3:00 AM

The Bun Field

The world of The Bun Field is one in which the reader is forced into the child-like state of both unbridled imagination, coupled with uncertainty, and a certain inability to quite fathom what is happening around oneself.

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31 Mar 2009 // 12:00 PM

Over the past few years, it has been my sad duty to help “roast” dozens of friends and colleagues who have retired - or, because

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‘Art’: A Diminished Magnificence

Has any other art, even literature or music, ever exceeded the visual arts in its ambition, its richness, and its sheer beauty?

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6 Nov 2008 // 10:00 PM

Keith Haring: Warhol, Jr.

The Universe of Keith Haring digs under the artist's pop veneer and goes all the way to the surface, finding some kind of meaning in simplicity.

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And so, on to looking at what's worth reading, graphic novel-speaking, before fall comes calling.

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27 Jun 2008 // 5:07 AM

Comics are leaping from page to screen

In this weekend’s potential blockbuster “Wanted,” Morgan Freeman hands a gun to the film’s reluctant antihero and orders him to shoot the wings

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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